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Feb. 2, 2024, 6:33 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: DV-DATA-1

According to 2022 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls (aged 15-49) in Rwanda who have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in their lifetime is 38 percent (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 24, 2024, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda, Venezuela
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:15 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bolivia, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Jan. 21, 2024, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to a 2023 report on global trends in maternal mortality from 2000-2020 published by the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group, and UNDESA/Population Division, in 2020 the maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births) in Rwanda was 259 (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 20, 2024, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to 2023 World Bank Gender Data collected from the most recent ILO modeled estimates from 2020 onwards, the female laborforce participation rate (as a percentage of the female population ages 15+) in Rwanda is 48.6% (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the World Bank, as of 2021, life expectancy in Rwanda is 68 years for women and 64 years for men (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 28, 2023, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to 2019 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, average life expectancy in Rwana is 66.9 years for men and 71.2 years for women (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 24, 2023, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Prostitution means involvement by either a man or a woman in sex work as an occupation in exchange for consideration" (p 233-234). "If a person subsequently commits prostitution as provided under Paragraph 2 of this Article shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of six (6) months to two (2) years and a fine of fifty thousand (50,000) to five hundred thousand (500,000) Rwandan francs or one of these penalties. The penalties under paragraph 2 of this Article shall also apply to any person caught having sexual intercourse with a prostitute" (p 235). "Any person who, by threats, pressure, trickery or any other means, discourages efforts to rehabilitate persons...more
Oct. 12, 2023, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Comoros, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Namibia, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Togo, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Sept. 29, 2023, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"29.1 births per 1000 population"
Sept. 8, 2023, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Women who were first married by age 18 (% of women ages 20-24) is '5.5%.'"
June 17, 2023, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Belgium, Benin, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cyprus, D R Congo, Denmark, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Japan, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Philippines, Portugal, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Swaziland, Togo, Ukraine, Vietnam
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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June 17, 2023, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"Article 169: Prohibited relationship between spouses Marriage between persons in direct lineal kinship is prohibited. In addition, marriage between persons in collateral kinship up to the seventh degree is prohibited."
May 20, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Rwanda, has over 61 per cent of women parliamentarians" (17).
April 6, 2023, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database(2022), the law does not prohibit discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided. According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database(2022), a woman can sign a contract in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided. According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database(2022), a woman register can a business in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided. According to the "Women, Business and the Law"...more
April 6, 2023, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database(2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Law No. 27/2016 Governing Matrimonial Regimes, Donations and Successions, Arts. 54 and 73.
April 6, 2023, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database(2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Law No. 27/2016 Governing Matrimonial Regimes, Donations and Successions, Art. 75.
March 16, 2023, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

There appears to be some prevalence of accepted cousin marriage among some Bantu-speaking kinship systems in Rwanda (KMM- CODER COMMENT). "The Rwanda classification of cross-cousins is Kuma in type... In fig. 3 any man or woman A or a can marry any man or woman B or b. As in Kuma, intergenerational cross-cousin marriages are permitted. (In practice Rwanda men marry a same or lower generation cross-cousin)" (401).
March 3, 2023, 11:28 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda, South Africa
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-DATA-1

Meanwhile, Rwanda, much smaller and with fewer resources than Nigeria, tops the global list with almost 50 percent of its lawmakers being female. South Africa, a major regional player like Nigeria, has the 11th most equal legislature.
Dec. 29, 2022, 12:26 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Although less common than witchcraft accusations, ritual attacks on children – especially those with albinism – are also often motivated by greed, a desire for power or a belief that their body parts can stave off ancestral wrath and cure everything from male impotency to poverty. Girls with albinism and mothers of children with albinism suffer extreme violence, including having their arms and legs hacked off while still alive...Despite child protection laws, there remains a widespread problem in ...Madagascar, Niger, Angola, Eswatini, Liberia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Burundi..." (para 8, 11).
Dec. 26, 2022, 5:13 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"[A]mong a half-dozen nations in the world that this year can claim at least 50% female representation in their parliaments...[is] Rwanda" (para 3).
Dec. 8, 2022, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Burma/Myanmar, Central African Rep, Congo, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Lesotho, Liberia, Maldives, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, South Africa, Togo, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-5

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Dec. 8, 2022, 11:45 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Central African Rep, Chad, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CONST-SCALE-1

2.0
Dec. 8, 2022, 11:44 p.m.
Countries: Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Maldives, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Variables: ATC-SCALE-2

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Dec. 8, 2022, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, China, Cuba, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: ATC-SCALE-1

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Dec. 8, 2022, 6:04 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Second Generation Action Plan (2018-2022) of UNSCR1325 builds upon the previous experiences of implementation of NAP of 2009-2012 which provided a comprehensive postconflict framework to the country for women‟s participation in peace and security processes and the fight against sexual and gender-based violence" (7). "This NAP is inspired and aligned with national, regional and international instruments that Government of Rwanda has committed to ensure gender equality and women empowerment. At National level, laws such as Family law, matrimonial regimes, donations and successions and National Strategy for Transformation (NST1) among others have been consulted in elaboration of NAP. At regional and international level, this NAP is aligned with the Universal...more
Dec. 5, 2022, noon
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Second Generation Action Plan (2018-2022) of UNSCR1325 builds upon the previous experiences of implementation of NAP of 2009-2012 which provided a comprehensive postconflict framework to the country for women‟s participation in peace and security processes and the fight against sexual and gender-based violence" (7). "This NAP is inspired and aligned with national, regional and international instruments that Government of Rwanda has committed to ensure gender equality and women empowerment. At National level, laws such as Family law, matrimonial regimes, donations and successions and National Strategy for Transformation (NST1) among others have been consulted in elaboration of NAP. At regional and international level, this NAP is aligned with the Universal...more